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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 5/13/2008 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to have an allergy test today. I have been having episodes of hives breaking out all over my face & my left ear feels stopped up all the time. I keep fluid on it. She took my blood for some for the test. She was going to do a patch test for chemicals but decided to wait. Since I am on Remicade & methotrexate, she said that it could alter my test. She is waiting to about time for my next infusion to do the patch test & I have to skip a dose of methotrexate. Has anyone else ever heard of methotrexate & remicade altering an allergies test results?
Asacol 6 tablets twice daily
Remicade every 8 weeks
Folid Acid daily
Methotrexate 3 times a week
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Date Joined Mar 2003
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   Posted 5/13/2008 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Winter, I haven't heard of it, but it does seem to be logical. They both suppress the immune system, which is what generates allergic responses. So it would seem to make sense that they might keep you from reacting as you normally would.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
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   Posted 5/15/2008 8:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I had the blood RAST test while being on 6mp. It definately altered my results because I had them test me for hazel nuts in which I know 100% that I am allergic to but the test came back negative. So I asked my primary if the 6mp could alter it and she didn't know so I asked my GI and he said it shouldn't because the 6mp lowers a different part of the immune system so I brought up the hazel nuts and he just said hmmm and left it at that. So I think that it does alter the test.
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